Friendship Firehouse Museum
107 S. Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Covid-19 Operation Guidelines
The Office of Historic Alexandria established the following guidelines to ensure consistent operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will regularly re-evaluate them based on safety and available staffing levels and as the region moves through Phase 3 of the Forward Virginia plan. Includes guidelines for guided tours, volunteers, rentals, public programs and events, and on-site research and collections use by the public.
Open one Saturday per month
April 17, May 22, and June 19, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission for Alexandria residents.
General Admission: $3.00 per person, $1.00 youth 6-17, no charge for 5 yrs. and younger; or, $6.00 for a family
Free admission is also available to American Alliance of Museum members (AAM), Virginia Association of Museums Members (VAM), Veterans and Alexandria City Employees.
Group programs consist of an intro/orientation, followed by a self-guided visit facilitated by a staff member who is available to answer questions. There is a fee of $3.00 per person/$40 minimum per program. For group tours at Friendship Firehouse Museum, call 703.746.4994, or email Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum for more information. If your group would like to arrange to visit more than one Alexandria museum please learn about scheduling a multi-site visit.
The museum is wheel-chair accessible. The City of Alexandria complies with the terms of ADA. An individual with a disability who wishes to request a reasonable accommodation may contact the Museum at 703.746.3891.
The museum is located in Old Town Alexandria, near many shops, restaurants, and other museums and historic sites. Alexandria is half-way between Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon. Visit The Lyceum at 201 South Washington Street, two blocks from Friendship Firehouse, and park for free in their parking lot while visiting both museums, or use metered parking on the street.
From Washington, D.C., and National Airport
Take the George Washington Parkway south, past the airport, into Alexandria. The Parkway becomes Washington Street in the City. Turn right on King Street (one mile) and left on S. Alfred Street (the second left). The museum is on your right.
From I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway)
Take the US Route 1 North exit (first exit on the Virginia side of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge). Follow Route 1 (Patrick Street) about one mile. Turn right on Prince Street; turn left on S. Alfred Street. The museum is on your left.
Take the yellow or blue line to King Street station. Walk down King Street about seven blocks to S. Alfred Street. Turn right, and the museum will be on your right. Or take the Dash Bus to King and S. Alfred Streets, turn right and the museum will be on your right.
Call 703.746.DASH for bus schedules and information, or check the schedules posted at the station. The City of Alexandria's free King Street Trolley transports passengers between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront. The free trolley operates seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Take Amtrak or Virginia Railway Express to Alexandria's Union Station (across the tracks from King Street Metro station). Upon exiting the train station, walk to your right to King Street and follow directions from Metro.